F333 Ikura lvt stocked by Hyperion Tiles

8 benefits of choosing luxury vinyl for your floors

Spring is still some way off in the distance. But the long, cold days of January are perfect for planning and preparation. So now is the ideal time to start thinking about those new-season renovations. Interior floors tend to take a pounding over the winter. The combination of extremes of temperature, wet weather and dirty footprints can really take their toll.

If some of your home’s flooring is past its prime, and you’re thinking of upgrading in time for spring, do consider the many benefits of luxury vinyl. Traditional vinyl flooring has really evolved and nowadays this highly versatile material is available in a huge range of formats, sizes and finishes, combining durability with minimum spend. From stone effect to the look of a real wooden floor, there is a full range of options to choose from.

 luxury vinyl tiles lvt stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our 610mm x 305mm Floorify Verona F523 Small Luxury Vinyl Tiles are the perfect way to tap into the trend for Terrazzo, which adds texture, colour and character to any room scheme


What is luxury vinyl?

Luxury vinyl flooring is often referred to as LVT (luxury vinyl tiles), but we also offer luxury vinyl planks (LVP).

In simple terms, lvt flooring is a type of synthetic flooring that’s made up of multiple layers. The materials for these layers can include PVC, fibreglass and plastic – but are upscale in appearance. The thickness of these layers varies, which impacts its durability and feel.

 Luxury vinyl: its composition

Vinyl flooring usually incorporates four layers. These are the foundation/base layer; the vinyl core layer; the photographic print or image layer; and the top, protective wear layer. Sometimes an underlay layer is also included, for additional comfort and noise reduction.

 warm underfoot highly durable F099 Clooney planks stocked by Hyperion Tiles

The longest luxury vinyl planks on the market, measuring 2000mm x 240mm, our Floorify Clooney F099 XL Luxury Vinyl Planks are perfect for home and commercial projects seeking that sleek, stylish look


The versatility of lvt flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring incorporates many different benefits. The most obvious advantage is its appearance. Lvt flooring looks amazing. It can realistically replicate the authentic appearance of wood, stone, concrete and terrazzo floors. This versatility means there’s an option to suit all personal tastes and every type of interior design scheme. Importantly, the high-quality options we offer look so much like the natural material it emulates it’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

Traditional vinyl in terms of style, Ikura F333 Herringbone Luxury Vinyl Planks stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Enjoy the appearance of a classic herringbone parquet floor, in a durable and cost-effective format, with our 750mm x 125mm Ikura F333 Herringbone Luxury Vinyl Planks


Luxury vinyl for great affordability

The cost of living crisis continues to bite, with energy bills and interest rates still far higher than most of us would like. So if you’re keeping a close eye on your interior decorating budget, the affordability of luxury vinyl flooring is a huge bonus.

Vinyl flooring is affordable

Luxury vinyl tiles and planks are a far more cost-effective option than the real wood and natural stone flooring, such as marble, limestone and granite, which it so closely resembles. The price of luxury vinyl also compares favourably with porcelain and ceramic tiles and it can feature some fantastic finishes.


Impressive durability of lvt flooring

Yet another important benefit of luxury vinyl is its durability. Both luxury vinyl tiles and planks are long-lasting flooring options that maintain their good looks over long periods of time.

 Lvt floors for durability

This resilience means that lvt flooring is suitable for high-traffic areas such as hallways. And because its scuff-, scratch- and stain-resistant, it’s suitable for family homes with young children, teenagers and pets. This makes it an ideal choice if you're considering new flooring for your home and there are some fantastic designs available too.

 Crack and scratch resistant F514 Sea Salt vinyl tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our 610mm x 305mm Floorify Sea Salt F514 Small Vinyl Tiles deliver all the aesthetic advantages of cast and concrete industrial chic flooring, but with added comfort and resistance to cracking


Efficient water resistance with lvt flooring

Another major advantage of luxury vinyl is its water-resistant qualities. Unlike natural wood or laminate, for example, a luxury vinyl floor can be laid in wet/humid environments, such as kitchens, bathroom, cloakrooms, en-suites, utility rooms and other moisture-prone spaces like basements. This means you can confidently admire how it looks, without stressing about damage from splashes and spills.


Luxury vinyl tiles (and planks) for comfort underfoot

Where luxury vinyl flooring is concerned, durability doesn’t mean discomfort. Compared with natural stone and hardwood floors, luxury vinyl feels softer, warmer and more comfortable underfoot, thanks to its layered composition. These layers provide a ‘padded’ feeling, and can also help to minimise surface sound too – often an important consideration for both domestic and commercial properties.

Parmesan F093 LVP stocked by Hyperion Tiles look like real wood

Perfect for larger spaces, our 2000mm x 240mm Floorify Parmesan F093 XL Luxury Vinyl Planks feel warm and cosy underfoot, in comparison with natural stone and hardwood floors. They are also 100% waterproof, with a 25-year warranty so they make the perfect practical choice


Luxury vinyl flooring: its compatibility with underfloor heating

In recent years, underfloor heating has become an increasingly popular choice among homeowners. But it isn’t compatible with all forms of flooring. It doesn’t work with solid wood, for example, due to its tendency to expand and contract in line with changes in temperature and moisture. However, it's a different story with luxury vinyl.


In contrast, luxury vinyl flooring – in both tile and plank formats – is underfloor heating-friendly. In fact, its different layers actually help to retain heat, keeping you warmer for longer, and your utility bills lower. Ultimately, it's warm underfoot and highly durable.

Creating cohesion with Pebble Beach V030 Big Luxury Vinyl stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Sometimes bigger is better! Our Floorify Pebble Beach F030 Big Luxury Vinyl extra large-format tiles (900mm x 600mm) create a clean, cohesive look that’s ideal for open-plan spaces. They’re easier to install too


Easy maintenance with luxury vinyl tile flooring

Some types of flooring can be very needy in terms of TLC. But that’s not the case with luxury vinyl. This type of flooring might be extremely hard-wearing, but it’s also very easy to maintain and keep clean. Simply sweep or vacuum to remove surface dust and dirt, and follow up with a weekly wipe-down with a damp mop or microfibre cloth.


A wide array of choice with lvt flooring

The final benefit of luxury vinyl flooring is the sheer choice available. We offer a wide range of styles, colours, textures and finishes – both plain and patterned – so there’s an option to suit both classic and contemporary interiors aesthetics.

F027 Ceppo Terrazzo Big Vinyl Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

The word ceppo means ‘rock with pebbles’ and usually refers to a blue-grey type of natural ornamental stone. Our 900m x 600mm Floorify Ceppo F027 Terrazzo Big Vinyl Tiles deliver a similar durability and appearance, with a terrazzo-style twist, within an affordable, easy-to-maintain large format

 Why choose a luxury vinyl floor?

Luxury vinyl tiles are most popular with clients to wish to replicate the look of a natural stone or ceramic tile floor. Luxury vinyl planks are often chosen by customers keen to recreate the warmth, texture, patterns and colours of natural wood, but without the associated upkeep and expense. There are lots of different sizing options available with luxury vinyl. And we even offer extra-long planks – perfect for larger spaces – which makes them even easier and more cost-effective to install.

 An lvt floor can provide you with a complete flooring solution with a whole host of practical benefits. Installation tends to be fairly easy and you can benefit from an attractive space in any room in your home, even your bathrooms. Check out our comprehensive range of luxury vinyl here.